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's hurricane sandy or any disaster around the country in addition to stepping up significantly locally. we alsor" volunteers, even in sandy, we had almost 200 volunteers from the bay area that lived in new york to make things happy. we're lucky because we have a very skilled staff who know how to manage things. the operation on the ground in new york was largely managed by gregory smith out of the bay area chapter, he was there 30 days working on that. i wanted to recognize him and what he's done for the american red croz cross. they bought the building on market street, and they'll be moving in, in a couple of months and are excited to help revitalize the neighborhood and do an adaptive reuse of a great older building. i wanted to recognize him for his great work and make sure everyone knows the work happening with the red cross. >> president fong: commission antonini. >> commissioner antonini: i met with a group of people who i think are quite knowledgable on this subject yesterday and the subject wag illegal in-law un
. and so when sandy hook happened, to me was-- it had to be a tipping point. you couldn't now have, after aurora, a few months before, 20 young children blown to pieces with three to 11 bullets each from the same weapon that had been used in aurora and not do something as a civilized humain society. and what brought it really to vogue for me, sandy hook, was it was almost identical to what happened in a school in scott rant in the mid-90s where a deranged man had taken guns spy school and killed 16 children. i never covered a more awful story in terms of the gut-wretching images of these poor parents sprinting to the school. i'm a father of four kids. like all parents, i drop my kids off at school and you hand them over and you expect to get them back. and it was just awful. and it was exactly the same, watching sandy hook pim turned on cnn and there were these parents racing to the school, the same terror in their faces. and i thought, this-- this doesn't look right. they were saying one person had been killed. parents don't react like that if they think that's what's happening and slowl
checks and mental health records. republicans know that sandy hook was such a tragedy that they have to do something. the problem i have, who on are the democrats up for re-election, they are going to determine the debate more than the republicans. >> how does the president avoid the second term curse? >> he is trying to use his organization to get out his message and ideas. what could happen, which would be a problem, if all of tfightig continues to happen, and drives out his ideas. i think the nonprofit will get around that and keep the conversation at least about ideas. >> you believe in this group? ? i do. i do i'm drinking the kool aid. >> the republicans know they lost the latino vote by 40 points. there's a great incentive to come together on something for their political benefit. that's is an issue where it's irrelevant. 2005, bush took up social security. he was a part of himself on that issue. versus obama taking on a few issues. gun control, there's room, executive orders. there's a way to get around it. >> quickly, the biggest thing for the president in the second term, c
we begin this discussioncomes out to you on personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, as in denver colorado on personal business and i was driving to the denver suburbs and i passed into oruro, colorado and saw the sign that to myself, as journalists often do, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago and a young man now appears to be utterly deranged, went to the theater and began shooting people with an assault weapon. and it went away. it is not part of a presidential debate, not part of the daily journalistic diet. so that wednesday night, i e-mailed the reduced their of the "meet the press" show coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas that needs to be thinking about. and i said you should put shooting at the top of the list. we've been through oruro, the sikh temple, the shopping mall. think about this. this is before we got to sandy hook in it. we had a time of absolute carnage in america to see nothing going on in chicago in most urban areas around america. a hundred six homicides in
'll tell you one very personal and it do. three days before the sandy hook shooting us in denver, colorado on personal business and writing to the denver suburbs and i passed into a rural, colorado and saw the sign and thought to myself, as journalists often do, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago in which a young man who appears to be utterly to range, went into a movie theater and began shooting people with an assault weapon. and it went away. it was not part of the presidential debate coming apart at the fabric of our lives, not to do the diet. so on that wednesday night, i e-mailed the producer of the "meet the press" show coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas america needs to be thinking about. and i said, you should put shooting at the top of the list. we have been through aurora, the sikh temple, the oregon shopping mall. this was before we got to sandy hook and newton. we had a time of absolute carnage in america to say nothing of what was going on in the city of chicago in most urban areas around america. 506 ho
. you even had some point to the tragedy of sandy hook elementary. washington should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. congress is fully capable of enacting the legislation and comprehensive immigration reform. -- of enacting gun legislation and comprehensive immigration reform. [applause] not to mention sequestration and not defaulting on the credit of america. other voices are calling for a piecemeal approach. they are advocating the waystation of permanent residency. they are advocating reform for just the highly skilled. instead of balancing enforcement with integration, they are calling for us to double down on the policy of widespread deportation. the time for half measures and one-sided approach is over. the bottom line in this debate is full citizenship. there can be no second-class citizens in the united states of america. [applause] this does not just make moral sense, it makes economic sense. the los angeles chamber of commerce notes, "when the head of a household becomes a citizen, family income rises almost 14%. if we legalize the 11 million undocumented imm
have climate now, back on the agenda, the horrific outcome with hurricane sandy has put that back on the agenda. that's number three on his agenda behind i guess immigration and gun stuff. there is an opportunity i think to go back to the table to get business and labor and environmentalists together to figure out a way to put more people to work building clean energy in america, building wind turbines, putting up solar panels, going into biofuels. we can have more work, more jobs, more wealth and better health with a green economy than without one. >> tough thing do with the focus on cutting spending though. >> is there any room there for republicans, erick? >> probably not largely because most of the green jobs program are dependent on the government for existence. the government can't keep pouring money into a lot of these programs. the coal industrial doesn't necessarily depend on lobbyists coming to congress to get carveouts in government. >> let me give you a chance to talk about guns, another issue where the president wants to move in the second term. four months from now,
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